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WE SALUTE THE SKETCH

Textile designers Helle Gråbæk and Maria Kirk Mikkelsen has done a workshop saluting the sketch. We salute the sketch and that which is unfinished. The incomplete that arouses curiosity and opens for opportunities. Raw edges, the presence of humans and time. We nurture the experimental. A process for the unknown, a manifestation of rapid thinking and […]

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FILTER AT THE SHOW PINK POP POLYKROM

The filter is a series of patterned acrylic sheets. The pattern is built up of shadings that create different triangular shapes and combinations. By working with the hatchings on both sides of acrylic sheet a threedimensional effect occurs that gives a flickering effect as the viewer changes position. As the coloured shading overlaps different colours […]

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KUNSTNERNES PÅSKEUDSTILLING 2014/ ÅRHUS KUNSTHAL

Efter det der føles som en uendelig lang periode med barsel, børn, aftensmad og andre daglige rutiner har jeg ligeså stille taget hul på mit kunstneriske arbejde igen. Det er en spæd start, men jeg lover jer, at jeg kommer tilbage med fuld kraft. Indtil videre vil jeg gerne invitere jer til fernisering på Kunstnernes […]

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DECORATION OF THE SHOP NØJSOM IN SKANDERBORG

In December 2013 the local authorities in opened the shop Nøjsom. It is a social project which purpose is to activate people who receive wellfare payments. Beside working in the shop the unemployed also make the products that are sold there. Designer Maria Kirk Mikkelsen has worked as consultant in connection with the opening of […]

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CUT OUT JOY

Maria Kirk Mikkelsen was asked to do a collection of pieces for a travelling exhibtion on a numbers of schools in Jutland, Denmark. Together with the pieces she wrote a text on the difference and common factors between art and design. “I am a designer and not affraid of decoration”

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JUNGLE WALLPAPER

The jungle wallpaper was born back in the late seventies when my parents let my sister and I create a giant drawing on our bedroom wall. The motif was a jungle. It had animals and beautiful plants. Later in life I realized that not all children are allowed to make drawings on their wall. To […]

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COLOURS AND PATTERNS FOR SPILOPPEN

In March 2011 the daycare center Spiloppen was inaugurated. It consist of an older building and a large new extension. The building has many functions and inhabits children in the age of 8 months to 6 years. Designer Maria Kirk Mikkelsen was commissioned by Århus Counsil of Art to create a series of wall decorations […]

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PINK AND POWDER, PUF AND PILLOW

Pink and Powder, Puf and Pillow is and art project that was displayed at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 2002. It is a a knitted object created in one piece. It took designer Maria Kirk Mikkelsen several weeks to createon a manual knitting machine in a small summerhouse. A light object with pure expression of human […]

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FLOWER TAPE

An installation in a bus shelter in the north of Denmark. The flower tape brings surprice and joy in an empty space. The pink flower tape and other tape designs can be purchased in the webshop. Specifications: one roll length 66 m

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FLORA GUM – A RUBBER STOOL

Floragum is a low stool or small chair, but also a piece of a never-ending floralweft. An artificial meadow where the rubber offers an “unusual aesthetic” which, in the best custom of design, contaminates signs and languages. Dimensions: l 63 cm – W 63 cm – H 40 cm. Floragum is part of Covos Collection: […]

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MAKE UP THE WALL

With a big variety of beautiful aluminum templates you can create you own patterns and decorations on the wall. Make Up The Wall is an interactive wallpaper. You can find Make up the wall in many design shops in Europe or you can buy directly from the website. 1. Paint the wall in your favourite […]

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FOAMROSE – A HANDMADE ROOMDIVIDER

Foamrose is a room divider or screen. It is inspired by old laces and created in a soft foam material. Because of the materiale and the contruction the screen has a positive influence on acustics. Foamrose was created in 2005 for an exhibition at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. Since then it has been shown in many […]

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RUNAS HOUSE – A EXHIBITION ABOUT SECRETS

An exhibition in Officinet, Copenhagen 2007. All my life I have been attracted to empty houses, even now in my thirties I can easily jump a fence and crawl through a window to get the thrill of an unknown story. Who lived in this house? What happend to them? There are always some remains; a […]

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SOUVENIR FROM HOME

Designer Maria Kirk Mikkelsen graduated in 2004 from the textile department at Designskolen Kolding. “Souvenir from Home” is a travel kit for the modern nomad, the person who is constantly on the move and sleeps in variuos hotels or moves to a new house every year. The inspiration for the travel kit comes from old […]

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